June 10, 2006

List of Dead Sea Scrolls pieces coming to KC

And now Jim has posted and article detailed the anticipated success of the exhibit and the list of which scroll pieces will be making an appearance.

June 06, 2006

The iMac is in the Mail

Well, it has been 6 years since my last new Mac. That changes now, as my new iMac 20" Intel Core Duo arrives tomorrow. I needed a faster computer and wider screen to work with the parallel gospel texts I've been working with. I have been feeling guilty spending so much money when the world has so much need. To purge my guilt, I raised my Capital Campaign pledge to our church. It worked. :)

Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit Date Set for Kansas City

The Kansas City Star has an article reporting the official announcement that our Union Station will host a travelling Qumran scrolls exhibit, Feb. 8 to May 13. I still plan on taking a group from our church, but whew, $20? (I better get the tour guide rate.) The collection is described as:

In addition to pieces of six original scrolls, there will be replicas of four others, and more than 100 scroll-related artifacts such as pottery and coins.
It won't be as exciting as spending the day that Shrine of the Book scrolls exhibit in Jerusalem, or when I spent a day climbing in and out of caves in Qumran (It was Friday afternoon and not a soul around all day.), but it should be worth the trip and even the cash.

Kudos to KC. Update: See my review here.

June 02, 2006

Dead Sea Scrolls: "Kansas City Here I Come"

Thanks to Jim's Google-alert (I'm guessing), it has come to my attention that a traveling Dead Sea Scroll exhibit may come through Kansas City next year. An AP Wire article says:

[Union] Station officials are prepared to announce in a few days that a traveling exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls will arrive next year, made possible by a more than $1 million grant from the Hall Family Foundation.
I will look forward to taking a group from my church. Update: See my review here.